When Charlie Hunnam signed on for the role of Christian Grey, apparently he didn’t read the script! In addition to his busy schedule of filming his FX hit, ‘Sons of Anarchy,’ Charlie reportedly left ’50 Shades’ because he didn’t appreciate ‘the quality’ of the script!
Charlie Hunnam wasn’t ready for whips and handcuffs just yet. Universal Pictures’ statement said the 33-year-old actor officially dropped out of 50 Shades of Grey on Oct. 12 due to his “immersive TV schedule,” but it’s actually much more than that.
Charlie Hunnam Didn’t Like The ’50 Shades’ Script
“Charlie was not happy with the script’s quality,” a source told Us Weekly. “He knows leaving was the right decision.”
We’re sure the script was a daring one — the novels were full of S&M and extremely risqué — so it’s no surprise that Charlie actually got nervous. However, it makes us wonder if he knew what the story even was about when he signed on for it.
“Charlie got cold feet,” a source close to the actor revealed to HollywoodLife.com. “He wanted to get out of the movie because he was feeling like it would be his version of Showgirls and he didn’t want to be remembered for that.”
Charlie Is Too Loyal To ‘Sons Of Anarchy’ Role
Apparently, what he does want to focus on is playing Jax Teller, the bad-boy biker on Sons of Anarchy, which has a huge fan base itself.
“His loyalty will always be to [Sons of] Anarchy,” the source told Us. He also likes the fame he gets from the show — he’s not yet ready for the A-lister fame that a franchise like 50 Shades of Grey would present him with.
So, HollywoodLifers — do you wish Charlie would have stayed in the role?
— Emily Longeretta